The Collagist did a blog post about Charles Jensen. I didn't know this guy.
Here are some things I found:
Excerpts from The Strange Case of Maribel Dixon: Oh man, I kept hearing myself say this as I was reading these pieces. I especially like the two staggered "Shredded Documents:" the playfulness of the form combined with the seriousness of the language.
From Nanopedia: The Smallest American Reference (printed in the first issue of the Collagist): After the first piece, I was like "ah, moons and lovers. okay." Then the next part had two men going to "fuck up something beautiful" and I've felt like that; the section ends with a heap of a boy, bloodied, and the two men's smiles "like two halves of rotten steak." I was stunned. The third section was touching. I was getting into the repetitious "My mannequin" beginnings in the fourth part, but halfway through Jensen left it and I think I did too for some reason. He stunned me again as he closed the piece. I can't tell you exactly what happened collectively (should I be able to?), but manohman, the brushstrokes paint me something that I want to hang on the wall.
Shopping: Sometimes, simple is goooood.
Bargaining: That "tight as orgasm" repeat (I assume it was intentional) annoyed me. I should probably read this again. I think there is something hidden here that I didn't catch immediately.
Flowers: Dude, that last stanza is so cool, but I hate that flowers had to get me there. I only like flowers when my wife plants them (This might not be true).
Overall, this guy is a serious writer. I appreciate his variation in form and his balance of image/touching moments. I'll definitely be checking more out.